Broadsides and Books from
Grey Spider Press (Stern & Faye)

We are very happy, tickled nearly to tears might be closer to the truth, to be able to offer a variety of books and broadsides designed and printed by the supremely talented duo of Jules Remedios Faye and the late C. Christopher Stern. Separately and together they letterset printed, published, and bound work for decades, most often as Stern & Faye Printers and Grey Spider Press. Much of the work was done at their “printing barn” outside of Sedro-Woolley, Washington. Their designs and productions approach perfection. The pieces we’re offering are not used, coming straight from the press to Open Books. Each was produced in a limited edition, and these are among the very few you will find for sale, period.

If you would like more information about any in particular, please let us know.

Letterpress Broadsides

      • Marvin Bell: “The Book of the Dead Man (No. 40)” — $40
      • Ivan Doig: “A Story Wants to Be Told” — $85
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        • John Dunning: “It Was Now Twilight Time” — $40
        • Michel Faber: “Me Ship Ain’t Quite” — $30
        • Jules Remedios Faye:
          “Monkey Business” — $75
          “Typographic Horse” — $50 [giclee print]
          “We Are All Moving” — $25
        • Tess Gallagher: “Heart-Mirror” — $75
        • William Gass: “A Minor Blues” — $450 [OP]
        • Samuel Green: “You Ask Me About Birds and I Tell You” — $75
        • Paul Hansen: “January Summer” — $45
        • Jim Harrison: “The Same Goose Moon” — $85 [OP]
        • Edward Hirsch: “In Memoriam Paul Celan,” with tipped-in black & white photo of Armenia’s symbol of freedom, near Yerevan, by Jerry Berndt — $85 [OP]
        • David Jenkins & Yasuhiko Moriguchi: “The Gates of Night” — $35
        • Shirley Kaufman: “Longing for Prophets” — $30
        • Kevin Miller: “Ribbons” — $30
        • William Pitt Root: “Courage: Revising the Text” — $30
        • C. Christopher Stern:
          “ABC & XYZ” — $65
          “Philadelphia” — $85
        • Robert Sund: “Five Oranges,” with tipped-in black & white photo of the poet (1965) by Mary Randlett — $85 [OP]
        • St. Teresa of Ávila: “Remember” — $25

 

Out-of-Print Fine Press Books

          • Jody Aliesan:
            Desperate for a Clearing, trade hardcover — $25; deluxe (letter W) — $65
            States of Grace, signed by author & printer (#96 of 175) — $75
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          • Samuel Green:
            Communion, signed by author & artist — $75
            Keeping Faith, trade paper — $95
            The Only Time We Have, trade paper (3 copies available) — $75
            Working in the Dark, trade hardcover  — $100; signed deluxe printer’s copy — $150
          • Linda Henry:
            The May-Fly, trade paper — $12.50
          • David Jenkins & Yasuhiko Moriguchi, translators:
            The Gates of Night: Six Songs from the Noh, signed by David Jenkins (2 copies available; #123 & #124 of 125) — $275
          • Mary Kollar:
            Something Borrowed, signed trade paper/binder’s copy — $14.50
          • Melinda Mueller:
            Apocrypha, trade hardcover — $35; signed deluxe printer’s copy — $65
          • Nathaniel Tarn:
            Flying the Body, trade paper — $40